10-10 eye contact
Based on the Science Daily 12-25-96 Autism Article on LACK OF EYE contact in Autism.
Quoted and Commented upon paragraph by paragraph on the blog of Rich Shull. Author Autism Pre Rain Man Autism.
Science Daily — MADISON ----- Tenth Paragraph of Article
In the future, the findings could help scientists "train autistic children to look at a person's eye region in a more strategic way, like when the person may not be looking directly at them," says Davidson. Researchers eventually could assess whether such approaches improve the ability to make eye contact and whether they might even induce positive developmental changes in the brain.
From Rich Shull
Train all you wish, and since you never even had the key to the city all you have created is another group home candidate. Eye Contact is not the issue the research obviously thinks it is. They would be shocked to see it come naturally and is not necessary in our autism development. In fact we DON'T need it at first and for some of us we were well into high school before it was kind of common for us. In the bookALAN TURING: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges, Simon and Schuster New York. Copyright 1983 It tells of our autistic hero Alan Turing (1912-1954) His genius was autism and like us he was never diagnosed as this (thankfully) was before the day and age of autism. This book is filled, like our lives are, with all kinds of odd stage and true school stories and they LACK of eye contact. It was finally accepted as who we were and people stopped demanding eye contact from us as they realized we somehow came out of our shell on our own.
Alan Turing was W.W.II hero and OBE award holder and Father of the Computer.
Rich Shull,,,, Http://prerainmanautism.blogspot.com
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